When the Democratic Alliance took over the City of Cape Town in 2006, Cape Town, under the ANC was riddled with corruption, a slow growing economy, and poor service delivery.
Mayor Patricia De Lille has now served Cape Town for 5 years, under the pillars of creating the opportunity city; the safe city; the caring city; the inclusive city; and the well-run city.
Where the DA governs, we stand for progress.
Today, Cape Town’s economy has the lowest level of unemployment in the country. The City has created over 35 000 Expanded Public Works Programme job opportunities on average per year.
Since 2015, the unemployment rate has dropped by 4,7%.
Under a DA led government, we deliver the best services in the country to more South Africans. The DA prioritises service delivery to our most vulnerable citizens
With 67% of the City’s budget being spent on the poor, Cape Town has the most extensive cross-subsidisation of rates from wealthier to poorer residents in the country.
The DA led City of Cape Town also initiated the backyarders project, a first in South Africa where those living in informal settlements receive access to basic services like water and electricity.
Under the DA – the City of Cape Town is committed to redress and was the first to start an Anti-Racism Campaign under the banner “Don’t let Racists speak for you”.
Cape Town has also had the most extensive renaming campaign where we have honoured leaders like Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko, Helen Suzman, FW De Klerk and Robert Sobukwe.
Under the DA, we created a world class public transportation system that is continuously expanding to more areas connecting people between the city, their work place and their homes.
For three years, the City of Cape Town have received clean audits with twelve unqualified audits in a row. Cape Town has been rated the best financially managed city in the country.
Under the DA, Cape Town is a living example of what is possible with the right government in power.
Over the past 5 years, the DA has worked tirelessly to make Cape Town a safer city, more inclusive, a place where there is job growth and where we deliver more services to more people both– efficiently and
With your vote in the 2016 Local Government Elections, the DA under its values of Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity will be able to continue making progress in the City of Cape Town.